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Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

December 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

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EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

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Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

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BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

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Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

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RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

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Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

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Illinois State Police Report On Edgar County Airport Fire Bombing – Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, Brian Phillips Refuse Polygraph –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar ...

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Edgar County Sheriff Department conveniently missing video footage of incident –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – We recently reported on a lawsuit (here) where an individual claims he was wrongly arrested and the handcuffs were placed ...

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Stacey Hawkins Pleads Not Guilty – Demands Jury Trial –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. ...

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UPDATE: Edgar County Corrections Officer Stacey Hawkins Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Splitting Maul Charges –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County State’s Attorney filed an updated complaint with the Circuit Court on October 13, 2016. Original article (here). In ...

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Edgar County’s 2013 Airport Firebombing Investigation Hampered By 2008 Chrisman Double Murder Investigation?

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar ...

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Edgar County Corrections Officer Charged – Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Maul Splitter –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – I received a tip shortly after labor day of a domestic violence call that involved an Edgar County Corrections Officer and ...

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Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin & Sheriff Jeff Wood Defending Federal Lawsuit –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Dee Burgin’s name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person’s civil rights.  With ...

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Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

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Edgar County Sheriff Department being sued…..again –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Most in Edgar County know the history of the Edgar County Jail and its living conditions.  From the days of Karl ...

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Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission Postpones Recommendations (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy ...

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Fact Checking / Responsible Reporting – County Airports and Zoning

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2016, Gary Henry reported that Robert Howrey stated “IDOT estimates approximately half of the county-owned airports in Illinois ...

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Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

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Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

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Dale Barkley resigned from Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from ...

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Photos of Cockroaches Found In B & J’s Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Health Department has provided their report, including photos, on their inspection of B & J Restaurant in Paris, ...

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Convicted By Jury, DNA Results In Motion For New Trial, Still Locked Up –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the ...

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B & J’s Restaurant: Customer Complained About Cockroaches, Got Banned From Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to a customer of B & J’s restaurant (aka “The Track Shack” as it is also known due to its proximity ...

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Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee Meeting – (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did ...

Fred Cox – DNA does not match, but still in jail –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – I attended two court hearings this month for the case of Fred Cox, 2014CF121, found guilty on December 16, 2015 of ...

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Edgar County Board discusses Zoning and Probation Office Air Conditioning –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held a study session this morning and discussions centered around: Airport Zoning and setting a date for ...

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Edgar County Board appoints 2-person Zoning Commission, approves Airport Leases –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board, during its monthly meeting this morning approved the following: Established an Airport Zoning Commission – this commission ...

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Edgar County to appoint 2-person Zoning Commission –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board will consider and vote on appointing a two-person Airport Zoning Commission to research and make a recommendation ...

Zoning in Edgar County – What’s the rush?

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which ...

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Watchdogs on Chicago Tonight – re: IL. Auditor General Mautino Investigation –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – We were Live on Chicago Tonight last night discussing the investigation into Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s questionable campaign expenditures. Illinois ...

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